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mariuss

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On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Now, lets see if Canon dares not to introduce a 5D4 with 4k video ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

This should stop the mass exodus to the Sony! :)
This tells me that the D5 will do not appear soon.
And ... ah, of course its a matter of time till Canon comes with a similar statement ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 99th comment | 4 replies
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Chris Yates: It's because of Sony and it's A7 mirrorless lineup. Canon still doesn't get it.
Put out a FF mirrorless and see sales skyrocket. there are countless people like me waiting on the sidelines. But once I pull the plug on another system it's over.

@rrccad
"Looking at trade body CIPA's most recent shipment data to the Americas (CIPA's grouping that also includes South America and Canada), tells a similar story. Shipments of DSLRs in the twelve months to April 2015 fell 19% by volume and 9% by value, compared to the previous year, while mirrorless grew 36% by volume and 50% by value, over the same period.
This leaves shipments of mirrorless cameras making up 16% of ILC shipments by volume: still some way behind the 26% figure they represent in the rest of the world over the same period." http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6223902518/sony-rides-wave-of-us-mirrorless-sales-surge?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=related-news&utm_medium=text&ref=related-news

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 20:33 UTC

Same law in, this regard, across all EU is a must! Too many laws in too many contrys.
One law -> perfect! ... but lets make it green!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 06:38 UTC as 97th comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

I hate the expression "game changer" but this time I have to say it myself: This is indeed a game changer!
It has everything I could hope for ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 135th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)

Amazing!
The Canon 5DR RAW files are smaller than Nikon D810.
I am imressed with the color rendition from Canon 5DR, too. Something different in the blue and yellow/orange segment.
But the price is indeed too high for now.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 22:15 UTC as 7th comment
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Jan Bohme: Looking into the forum section of dpreview for the first time in a long while, I immediately realised why I quit posting in the first place: There is nothing ever as pig-headed as a photographer involved in a discussion who is wrong. :)

The legal issue is crystal clear: If the animal, as Slater claims, has pushed the trigger and pointed the camera by its own free will, that is the core creative moment, and Slater can't have copyright. Because it is not human, nor can the monkey. If we just discuss de lege lata - i.e. discuss the law as it stands - there is nothing more to discuss. While it is technically correct to say that the rulings of the US Copyright Office are only legally binding inside the US, there is nothing bizarre or outlandish in neither the US copyright legislations, or the specific ruling at hand, in this matter. The ruling will be the same in most, and very possibly all, countries signatory to the Berne convention.

I thought "the creative moment" begins with, choosing:
- the right place
- the right lens
- the right focal distance
- the right camera settings (ISO, Aperture, Time, etc)
- etc.
and ending with "pointing to" and "pushing the trigger" ... or not?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
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Jan Bohme: Looking into the forum section of dpreview for the first time in a long while, I immediately realised why I quit posting in the first place: There is nothing ever as pig-headed as a photographer involved in a discussion who is wrong. :)

The legal issue is crystal clear: If the animal, as Slater claims, has pushed the trigger and pointed the camera by its own free will, that is the core creative moment, and Slater can't have copyright. Because it is not human, nor can the monkey. If we just discuss de lege lata - i.e. discuss the law as it stands - there is nothing more to discuss. While it is technically correct to say that the rulings of the US Copyright Office are only legally binding inside the US, there is nothing bizarre or outlandish in neither the US copyright legislations, or the specific ruling at hand, in this matter. The ruling will be the same in most, and very possibly all, countries signatory to the Berne convention.

Aren't "produced" and "pushed the trigger" something ... different?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:43 UTC

A monkey is just another animal ... even one who can take a photo ... Darwin would be very "pleased" with this statement :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 10:52 UTC as 85th comment

"Works produced by mechanical processes or random selection without any contribution by a human author are not registrable"

Well:
- who own the camera?
- who turned ON the camera?
- who choose the lens for the camera?
- who choose the focal distance?
- who inserted the memory in the camera?
- who setted up the camera for shooting (even if this was an Automatic setting)?
- who processed the photo?
- who published the photo?

I think, so long as the monkey has nothing against it ... the answer is clear for this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 350th comment | 5 replies
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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jml2061: This isn't much different from the laws that have been in effect in Germany for almost as long as there is photography.

As in the case of Hungary, this law was originally not intended to protect individuals but powerful men and women, police officers, and other public servants from repercussions of someone recording their misdeeds. It was originally passed because Paparazzi had photographed the body of Chancellor Bismarck lying in wake and could not be forced to not publish the results.

Germans have adapted. It's a massive issue for street and architecture photographers and there's constant legal wrangling about what the law precisely means and allows or not, but we do what Hungarians will do, likely, too - we go to Austria to get street shots :)

I am pretty sure in Germany you are allowed to take pictures without permission (in public places), or not!?. It is not allowed to publish them without permission. The same is the case in Austria. In Austria i can sue you if you take a picture with me and you publish it without my permission if this is the case of "right on my own image" (recht am eigenen bild). And I can sue you anyway if you make money with my image without my permission.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 06:37 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: Hey you s holes.... Do anybody want me to prove that you all have it wrong!
I can go out taking photos today and post it for public!
But than, all you have to shoot your stupid mouth up and apologize for stirring sh..t!
Waiting for challenge!

"As I said: this topic is covered by similar laws in Germany."
Really? Have You a proof for this assumption?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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role_of_72: Google has hard time to translate from Hungarian so here's my NOT official translation of the quoted part (I'm Hungarian so I understand it):

2:48. Law about image and sound recording
(1) To record and use an image or sound recording of somebody you need the consent of the given person.
(2) Consent of the affected person is not required in the case of recording groups (calls them here as 'mass') and on public events.

My comment on it:
This law is 'vague' as you say as all of our recent laws. The reason for it is that the governing politicians reserve the right for the authorities (=themselves) to interpret the laws according their interest.

One thing is sure: they don't have to apply this law but if they choose to do so, you have no chance to protect yourself if you're sued.

It looks than, that Hungary has a unique position on this in EU.
I wish there were a single law for whole EU in this matter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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role_of_72: Google has hard time to translate from Hungarian so here's my NOT official translation of the quoted part (I'm Hungarian so I understand it):

2:48. Law about image and sound recording
(1) To record and use an image or sound recording of somebody you need the consent of the given person.
(2) Consent of the affected person is not required in the case of recording groups (calls them here as 'mass') and on public events.

My comment on it:
This law is 'vague' as you say as all of our recent laws. The reason for it is that the governing politicians reserve the right for the authorities (=themselves) to interpret the laws according their interest.

One thing is sure: they don't have to apply this law but if they choose to do so, you have no chance to protect yourself if you're sued.

@role_of_72

"To record and use" ... how about only record it?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 15:40 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
In reply to:

lacix: Hey you s holes.... Do anybody want me to prove that you all have it wrong!
I can go out taking photos today and post it for public!
But than, all you have to shoot your stupid mouth up and apologize for stirring sh..t!
Waiting for challenge!

"Allowed" and "can" is here the same?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 15:32 UTC

It is a little bit weird how/from where the sunlight comes (see nr. 8) ... but actually it doesnt matter ... they are all amazing!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 260th comment
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (232 comments in total)

The main question is here: Can you find such situations in Romania as showed here? Yes, you can find them, but you have to search them carefully. As tourist you will be amazed how diferet Romania is.
In my opinion the title must be called: "Tamas Dezso SEEKS glimpse into post-Communist Romania." and nobody will be offended.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

"Facebook is planning to update its" When? Is this already happened? Or is there a chance that they are not doing this?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 05:56 UTC as 20th comment
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kevin_r: So here we have a team of highly intelligent engineers work together, using the latest equipment and techniques in technology to create a very complex piece of equipment - which just so happens falls far short of the capabilities of the eye of the dragonfly.

The eye in the dragonfly is connected to an unbelievable control system which allows it to keep track of parallel flying insects and keep itself perfectly synchronized in order to fool the prey that it is not pursuing it.

So how does the dragonfly get to get it's eyes and control system together, all by the mindless, random machinations of biological mutations?

Me thinks it's a bridge too far. But then, your mileage may vary.

About the tech itself- great stuff! The possibilities for applications are almost endless.

The Copyist is/will not be more intelligent than the Maker.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 05:09 UTC

This will be the year of 7:
700D, 70D, 7D2

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 28th comment
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